CLEAN AIR ACTION PLAN PUBLIC ADVISORY MEETING
SET FOR JUNE 25
Second Public Advisory Meeting of 2019 to be Held in Wilmington
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – May 28, 2019 – The second advisory meeting of 2019 to offer information on progress of the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) 2017 Update is scheduled for Tuesday, June 25, in Wilmington.
Up to four CAAP stakeholder advisory meetings a year were called for as part of the Clean Air Action Plan Update approved by the Los Angeles and Long Beach boards of Harbor Commissioners in November 2017. The first meeting of 2019 was held on March 13. Records of prior meetings can be found here.
The next advisory meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 25, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Banning’s Landing Community Center, 100 E. Water St., Wilmington, CA 90744. The meeting is open to the public.
The CAAP 2017 Update is a comprehensive strategy for accelerating progress toward a zero-emission future while protecting and strengthening the ports’ competitive position in the global economy. Since 2005, port-related air pollution emissions in San Pedro Bay have dropped 87 percent for diesel particulate matter, 58 percent for nitrogen oxides, and 97 percent for sulfur oxides. Targets for reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs) from port-related sources were introduced as part of the 2017 CAAP. The document calls for the ports to reduce GHGs 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 and 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. The Clean Air Action Plan was originally approved in 2006.
Public comment will be taken at the advisory meeting to receive input on CAAP implementation issues. An agenda will be posted on the CAAP website prior to the meeting.
The Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach are the two largest ports in the nation, first and second respectively, and combined are the ninth-largest port complex in the world. The two ports handle nearly 40 percent of the nation’s total containerized import traffic and 25 percent of its total exports.